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its air strikes on gaza while egypt's prime minister visited. we expected a truce of around three hours. but it's very clear, now, that that has not happened. we've heard and felt the thuds of israeli strikes continue on the gaza strip. our gaza producer reported that two palestinians were killinged in the strikes, several were wounded. but the condition for this truce was that palestinian militants would stop firing on to southern israel. and they did not do that. we have seen ourselves, from right near our hotel, they are firing rockets. you hear the loud whoosh, the long vapor trails and the clouds of smoke. any talk of a truce is incorrect. >> what is the feeling you're getting? could israel send in ground troops? >> reporter: well, from the very beginning they talked about enlarging this operation. from the aerial offensive it's been so far, to include a ground invasion of gaza. yesterday, we saw large numbers of troops and tanks moving towards gaza. this morning, we heard that 16,000 reservists have been called up. this is the political season in israel. there's an election
tipping them off they were being pursued. >>> and a tragic accident in egypt has left dozens of children dead. at least 47 children were killed when a train collided with a bus carrying them to kindergarten. it appeared that the crossing was not closed. >>> and new information about the deadly accident involving a freight train and a parade float. the train was traveling below the speed limit. investigators were trying to determine if enough warning had been given to clear the tracks. >>> and finally, history uncovered by hurricane sandy. the storm exposed the remains of a ship wreck on the dunes of new york's fire island on long island. the wreckage is believed to be a four-masted canadian cole schooner called "the bessy white." the storm shifted the dunes more than 70 feet. how about that? >> it shows how powerful that storm really was. >> took an almost direct hit. a lot of damage there. >> ron, thanks. >>> meantime, the search is still on for two oil workers missing after a disastrous explosion and fire that ripped through a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schrif
is looking towards egypt to broker some sort of deal between the militant groups and israel as they have done in the past. so far, no progress has been made on that front. of course, the big question going into an obama second term is whether the palestinian peace process could get back on track. of course, this latest development, this escalation, pushes that hope further down the road. >> all right. certainly, we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. alex marquardt, live for us from jerusalem this morning. thanks, alex. >>> and in other news right now. the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre has reportedly injured himself in jail, prompting a judge to postpone his hearing. a course says james holmes was hospitalized after intentionally ramming his head into a wall in his cell. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58. >>> a former city comptroller has pled guilty to embezzling $50 million. rita raided the money into a secret account to pay for her lavish lifestyle. her assets have brought in about $7 million. but that just a drop in the bucket. >> a small d
of hamas. egypt withdrew its ambassador to israel in protest of the attack last night. the palestinian officials asked the u.n. security council to halt the attacks. >>> oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty today for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. according to terms reached with the justice department, bp would admit negligence and other failures leading up to that spill, and would also pay fines probably to the tune of billions of dollars. in exchange though the company would be exempt from future prosecution. a press conference with a.g., eric holder set for new orleans later today reportedly. >>> ticktock, the clock is ticking down to what could be the end of an american institution. >> snack food giant hostess says if striking employees don't return to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern time to day, it will file a motion of bankruptcy court to liquidate the entire company. if that motion is granted the company could shut down as early as tuesday meaning that no more twinkies, no more cupcakes, no more ding-dongs. >>> well the suspect in the colorado movie the
. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the
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